How These Video Bible Studies for Kids Can Empower Parents

Is a kids Bible study that important?

Nineteenth-century evangelist D. L. Moody once said that if he could relive his life, he would devote his entire ministry to reaching children for God. A look at the statistics would tell us that Moody was right. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) found that 63% of people surveyed became a Christian between the ages of 4-14, with the median age being 11.

What Moody understood, and what we need to pay attention to today, is that involving kids in Bible study at the time they are most likely to make a decision to follow Jesus is the most important ministry our churches can have.

Women’s Small Groups — It’s Where Women Flourish in Every Season

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow wicked advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But they delight in doing everything ...

5 Great Ways to Develop Leaders for Your Small Group Ministry

Finding leaders who are committed to teaching God's Word, championing ministry, and reaching people in a small group can be challenging, but here are five ways to help you develop leaders within your small group ministry.

Young Adult Bible Study: Where Life Gets Figured Out

Young adults today are facing more challenges and pressures than ever before. And that’s not just a cliché. In the face of such complexities, Bible studies for young adults can ...

How Do I Love My Spouse Through Infertility?

Infertility, miscarriage, and waiting push our marriages into the “for worse,” “in sickness,” and “for poorer” parts of our vows. These daunting challenges can drive a bitter wedge between you and your husband. Perhaps you don’t see eye to eye on fertility treatments. You might have different coping styles with stress, leading to a breakdown in communication. One or both of you might feel shame after receiving male-or female-factor diagnoses.

The Power of a Mens Bible Study: It’s Where Men Find Out They’re Not Alone

To understand why men need to be part of a men’s Bible study, just look to R.T. Phillips. He was president of the Christian men's movement Promise Keepers during its ...

Five Reasons Your Church Needs a Small Group Ministry

Small group Bible studies play an essential role in the life of any church. The idea is simple, it takes a large group of people (the church) and connects people within that large group to other members of the congregation where they can create deeper, more meaningful relationships. Find out 5 reasons your church should have a small group ministry.

Prayer - First Response, Not Last Resort

As pastors, we pray publicly and privately, personally and professionally. We pray with our teams and staff members and pray for those we serve. Other people ask us to pray for them and want to know how they should pray. Prayer sustains us but can sometimes become just another part of our job. And if we lose the fire in our own prayer life, then we may limit our ability to teach others to pray.

Jesus and Women Bible Study Watch List

We can learn so much from how Jesus valued and treated women! Let’s study Jesus’ interactions with seven women in these studies by women, for women.

Top Bible Studies for Couples at Every Stage

How do couples move from "I do" to "happily ever after"— and stay married? Couples can grow in their faith and strengthen their relationships with a couples Bible study! The right study ...

Why the Gospel is better than the enneagram

Scripture makes it clear that the way we relate to God reveals the way we relate to others—and the way we relate to others often indicates how we will relate to God. In other words, how we relate is how we relate.

What is Lent and why should I observe and practice it? 

Although Lenten practices vary depending on denomination and congregation, it generally includes three primary areas of focus: Prayer, Fasting, and Giving.

5 Verses + 5 Bible Studies for Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States, when we focus on the contributions people of African descent have made to this country. You can embark on a personal Bible study for Black History Month, or lead your church or small group to collectively understand the plight of a people made in God’s image, and acknowledge God’s goodness at work in their remarkable achievements. To help guide the conversations of a church group, here are five Bible verses about diversity, justice, and equality that can help frame the discussion, then five Bible studies to help you think more deeply about the important principles Black History Month spotlights.

Top Video Bible Studies for Easter on the Life of Jesus, His Death, and Resurrection

The Easter season is a special time of the year to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and to be thankful for the gift of grace and salvation he ...

Share the Dream: Shining a Light in a Divided World through Six Principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Share the Dream is a six-session video study based on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout this video series, co-hosted by Chris Broussard and Matt Daniels, you will look at six biblical principles that shaped Dr. King’s life and motivated him to speak out on behalf of African-Americans in the Civil Rights Movement: love, conscience, freedom, justice, perseverance, and hope. And how these same principles can impact our world and change people’s lives today

Being Unoffendable: The Ridiculous Idea

We won’t often admit this, but we like being angry. We don’t like what caused the anger, to be sure; we just like thinking we’ve “got” something on someone. So-and-so did something wrong, sometimes horribly wrong, and anger offers us a sense of moral superiority.

That’s why we call it “righteous anger,” after all. It’s moral and good, we want to think.

But inconveniently, there’s this proverb that says, “You may believe you are doing right, but the Lord will judge your reasons” (Prov. 16:2 NCV).

Free Resources

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.